How to travel the world and live a “normal” life

This isn’t a travel blog that will tell you how to leave everything behind and follow the siren call of travel and I’m not a travel blogger who spends their entire life on the road or in the air. But what this blog will show you is how it is possible to cultivate a deep love of traveling the world, while also living a life that allows you to make those incredible memories.

Travel stories and inspiration

I want to share with my readers an appreciation for a country’s beauty beyond the buildings that line the streets — exploring a country’s vibrant culture and visiting with the people allows a much deeper connection while traveling.

I collect memories, not countries

I think my experience of living with local host families while studying as an exchange student taught me many lessons about how to get to know a culture through its people. I collect memories, not countries.

Latest Stories

The Ultimate Foodie’s Guide To Istanbul Food and Drink

Istanbul Food and Drinks guide When you visit Istanbul, you get the impression that the city is one big store or, even better, one big restaurant. There are thousands of cafes and bakeries on virtually every street. Therefore, finding a place to eat is not an issue. Turkish cuisine is famous for its history. We can trace culinary traditions back…

Cog Railway to Mount Washington: What To Expect

Construction of the Cog Railway was begun in 1866, however, and completed to the summit – approximately three and a half miles – in 1869. 150 years later, the railway is still popular among tourists, pretty much unchanged in operating practices.

Budapest, Hungary : Attractions on the Buda Side

Best Buda Side Attractions in Budapest The hilly Budapest Buda side , the Buda Castle and renewed, and Turkish-era thermal baths reward travelers . Separated by the Danube, the hilly Buda side is a beautiful area of Budapest with great walking paths, scenery, views of the Pest side, and it’s also home to the picturesque Fisherman’ Bastion and Buda Castle….

4 Main Reasons Why You Should Travel to Guatemala

Stepping off the ramp stairs of the airplane, my mind told me my expectation would be surpassed all the wildest ideas that have formed in my head about this country ; travel to Guatemala was on my list for many years . Right from the first minutes I spent in this country which is a world of Spanish Conquistadors who…

Moscow’s Red Square Sights For First Timers – A Complete Travel Guide

Red Square is much bigger than it looks like in movies. It can take up to 6 hours to walk and see all of the Red Square sights, each of which is an architectural masterpiece.

9 Fabulous Things To Do in St Petersburg, Russia

You probably know that St. Petersburg is about museums, palaces, Pushkin and culture. That the White Nights, when the sun never goes down, is the best time to visit St. Petersburg.That its the emerging foodie destination. Did you know it is in Europe’s top 5 most visited tourist cities? And if you ask me, one of the most spectacular cities…

Costa Rica Coffee Farm : My Travel Experience

The best Costa Rican coffee comes from plantations in the Central Valley, from Monteverde to San José. There are many family-owned coffee farms in this region, producing high-quality coffee with unique flavor profiles. Costa Rican coffee is the superior Arabica variety. While the unique microclimate on each farm affects the coffee’s specific flavor, Costa Rican coffees tend to be round and balanced, with notes of citrus, tropical fruits, and apricot, and a hint of brown sugar sweetness.

Il Kil cenote and Valladolid

Imagine swimming under a stalactite, its stony tip slightly submerged ; hanging vines swooped along the ceiling high above – this is what it’s like to swim in Il Kil cenote. This cenote is located directly next to Chichen Itza In the green heart of the Yucatán jungle . Buses stop there to unload tourists coming from Chichen Itza –…